DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways, the official airline sponsor, and Qatar Duty Free (QDF), the official retail sponsor of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2016, congratulate Novak Djokovic, winner of the annual men’s international tennis tournament held at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Qatar.
Djokovic earned his sixth consecutive ATP World Tour title after defeating Rafael Nadal during the final match on Saturday, 9 January. This is Djokovic’s 60th tour title over his career.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways is proud to bring together the world’s most talented tennis players here in Doha, to the delight of thousands of fans who watched this prestigious event in person and the millions more who kept track online of every serve. The successful hosting of such world-class sporting events further supports Qatar’s ambition to achieve sporting excellence in the region and empowers individuals and teams to realise their own potential.”
Tennis’ top seed players Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Tomas Berdych and David Ferrer were among the players at this year’s Open. Qatar Airways proudly flew the elite cast of 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams from around the world to Doha to compete in the professional contest. The event was named among the Tournaments of the Year in the 2015 ATP World Tour Awards, voted for annually by ATP players, recognising the leading standards set across the tournament.
Visitors to Qatar Airways’ pavilion at the tournament were invited to take a photograph in front of current and upcoming new destinations in the airline’s network, including Qatar Airways’ soon-to-be-launched destinations Sydney, Atlanta and Birmingham. Qatar Airways’ growing network continues to connect travellers with places they want to go, including more cities like Sydney, Australia, that host world-class tennis and other sporting events.
Award-winning travel retailer, Qatar Duty Free, showcased its portfolio of brands at an interactive pavilion. The stand presented spectators with the opportunity to experience Qatar Duty Free’s world-class shopping emporium, and to choose from a range of boutique and restaurant vouchers to spend at Qatar Duty Free.
Mr. Keith Hunter, Senior Vice President, Qatar Duty Free, said: “Qatar Duty Free was once again very excited to support this high calibre sporting event. Visitors to the tournament enjoyed the vibrant and interactive family-friendly QDF pavilion, which gave them an opportunity to explore the world-class shopping experience available at Hamad International Airport. We were once again delighted to provide spectators to the tournament with an insight into exclusive Qatar Duty Free products and promotions, and to offer them a range of discount vouchers to choose from, which they can redeem next time they shop at QDF.”
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Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 175 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline won the accolade of Airline of the Year.
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
This year, Qatar Airways launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 2,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 as well as select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline’s on-board Wifi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest cargo carrier, serves more than 45 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 175 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes six Airbus 330, eight Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.
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